Even though I moved into my house over a year ago now, there's still so much work that needs to be done. I'm pretty happy with the progress I've made on the inside but I still have quite a ways to go with the exterior. Landscaping the front yard, making sense of the backyard, and a possible paint job are just a few of the things on that to do list. But I have to keep reminding myself- one thing at a time.
The first thing I tackled was a seemingly simple redo of the flower beds on either side of the walkway leading to my front door.
This was so much more complicated than I ever could've expected! I woke up on my Saturday, determined and ready to pick up my supplies at Lowe's. I had watched some YouTube videos and I was ready to tackle it!
Clearing out the mess the last owners left behind was a workout that left me sore for a week. A WEEK! I'm not exaggerating. This barely 5' girl isn't afraid of manual labor but holy camoly!
And incase you're wondering, you aren't supposed to put dirt and rocks in your garbage bin... Whoops! I'm such a rebel. I was convinced my garbage men were going to come find me after I did this. But come on, I'm sure people have done much worse! I just had no idea how much rock was loaded up in those flower beds. It was nuts!
So once I got it cleared out, I got the nutrients into the soil, put in my plants, and laid out the mulch. And I got those cute solar lights too.
I was so happy with the way it turned out! I wish I could say it still looked like this... With summer rains and I'll be honest, me being lazy, upkeep has not been my strong suit. But I like to think the hard work I put in will make it easier to go back in and do the work now.
Oh man, I hope so...
Have you tackled any front yard projects? Any tips you have for this beginner would be much appreciated!
3 steps forward, 2 steps back. Atleast I'm a step ahead of where I started!
Just gotta keep at it.